It is not often that I have the pleasure of working with couples who share the same native tongue like me. So it was great when Lucas from Germany contacted me and inquired about taking pre-wedding photos in Bali with me.
To be precise it was actually a post-wedding / honeymoon photos what they came for. But we are splitting hairs here because from a photography perspective it is the very same.
Let me introduce this lovely couple first by showing you some portrait photos of them first:.
The only thing that worried me a little bit was the none of the costumes and dresses I have on offer may fit them. Why ? Because Germans, like many other folks of Caucasian descent, can be tall.
Whereas my designer dress collection is more suited for Asian couples.
However, my worries were quickly dispersed when Lucas told me that they will bring their own attire.
For the first location, we went to a beach that is way off the beaten track and which not only offers pristine sand but also a sacred rock that provides for a lovely backdrop. The tide conditions which I surveyed on the day before were also perfect. In fact in my over 15 years as a Bali pre-wedding photographer I had never encountered the beach to be so clean and free of any litter.
You need to understand that depending on the tide conditions the beach can be littered with lots of stuff ranging from twigs to plastic and everything in-between.
Wide angle photography for pre-wedding photos ?
Many couples who choose Bali as their destination for pre-wedding and honeymoon photos come here because they love the beautiful environments that this island offers. Therefore it is surprising to me that no more photographers are using wide and even ultra-wide angle lenses that allow a truly cinematic perspective.
I for my part love to work with ultra-wide lenses. Here are a few examples:
Most beautiful locations for a pre-wedding photo shoot in Bali
Actually, the 2nd location was much less about the location than it was about the outfits. Sandra & Lucas wanted to create a look that is very atypical of what you would expect couples to wear for their pre-wedding or honeymoon photographs. Lucas even got himself a vintage sportswear outfit from the 80ies. To be honest, as Bali wedding photographer I don’t know much about this stuff…
But what I can say is that I never ever had photographed a couple in this kind of attire. And it certainly provides for a very unique look. Please see for yourself.
After an hour in this attire, they changed again into more conventional wedding photography attire. And to my great surprise, Sandra against her initial intentions found a very nice dress in my designer dress collection that fitted her perfectly. I did not know that we would have dresses that fit so perfectly a taller lady.
During the last 2 hours, we headed to a teak-wood location and a coconut forest. I love to photograph in forest locations because of the interesting background and the many different light situations that I can get in a forest. But I don’t want to bore you with technical stuff.
Let’s rather see some more photos from the forest locations:
Sunset at the beach again
And ended the day on another secluded beach for those coveted sunset photos.
The sunset was at least a 9 out of 10. Just perfect. So please don’t be surprised that I am displaying a bit more of the sunset photos here.
I had great fun working with this lovely couple from Germany. Sandra, Lucas thank you so much. I hope to see you again in Bali one day.
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